Talk surrounding the future of Manchester United star Nani has intensified in recent days with speculation growing that the player will leave Old Trafford before the start of next season.
Caught Offside reports that Red Devils boss Sir. Alex Ferguson has lost faith in Nani and has already set his sights on replacements. Originally the United boss had wanted Luka Modric to replace the 25-year-old Portugese winger who helped guide his country into the quarter finals of Euro 2012 last night, but now he has firmly turned his his attention to Modric’s Spurs teammate Gareth Bale.
Reports are that Ferguson is ready to make a sensational £38 million offer for the 22-year-old who he sees as the long term replacement for Ryan Giggs on the left-hand side of the Red Devils attack.
Nani was set to extend his contract at the end of last season, but after two attempts to negotiate a deal it seems the two parties couldn’t make it work. Talk of him leaving the Red Devils intensified when Sir Alex Ferguson seemed to be chasing Modric to replace Nani, although with the Croatian midfielder looking to La Liga to play his football next season, Bale is now the preferred choice.
Ferguson is hoping to take advantage of the fact former boss Harry Redknapp has left Spurs and that Bale might feel like the club is going in the wrong direction having missed out, no matter how cruelly, on Champions League football for a second successive season.
Nani arrived in Manchester for £25 million back in 2007 and has claimed publically he is being forced out of a team he doesn’t want to leave.
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